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Truffle Hunters (12A) (AD)

A old Italian man sits at a table and looks at his dog, who is sitting on the table

A heart-warming documentary about the relationship between old Italian gentlemen and their beloved hounds, as they search for one of cooking’s most prized ingredients: the truffle.

Hunting for truffles is no hobby; the best spots for truffles are closely guarded and the key players are all a little set in their ways. The filmmakers, Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw, use the truffle hunters’ charming personalities to the film’s advantage, making sure we know that they know that the hunters are on the eccentric side, and we can enjoy their company with a gentle wink. 

Pure canine joy is also here in abundance, as the dogs dedicate their fantastic sense of smell to this ancient pursuit. 

Produced by Luca Guadagnino, this is an immersive film that builds a picture of a life,  a place and a community, deeply set in nature. 

Tagged with: Cinema New releases

Italy/Greece/US 2020 Dir Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw 84 min

Please note: the screening on Tue 13 Jul at 8.40pm is a Captioned Screening

There is audio description available for this title. We provide audio description using the Dolby Screentalk system. The film soundtrack comes through the speakers in the usual way and a recorded narrator explains what is happening on screen through personal headphones. Please ask a member of staff for a set of headphones.

Booking is essential. Unless or until guidance changes, six people or two households of any size can visit together as a group. Please only sit directly beside someone from your household or support bubble, and avoid moving seats when you arrive, so we can keep social distancing in place between you and other groups. 

Before the film, you’re welcome to eat and drink in the Cinema Café area, although the cinema foyer spaces won’t be available at the moment, to allow for social distancing.

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Throughout July and August, on Thursdays and Fridays, you can book a film and enjoy a beer, wine or soft drink for the combined price of £13, plus 60p booking fee per online transaction. 

How to redeem

  • Select any film showing on a Thursday or Friday in June, July and August valid for this deal (excludes 3D films, ScreenTalks, Festivals and Event Cinema)
  • When purchasing your ticket, select 'Summer Drinks Offer' when prompted to select your ticket type
  • Present your e-ticket at the Cinema Cafe and Bar on Beech Street or Cinema 1 bar in the Centre to redeem


1) Bookable online only (not available at Barbican Cinema Box Office or over the phone).

2) Drink must be redeemed on the same day as the film is attended.

3) Not available for 3D films, ScreenTalks, Festivals or Event Cinema, Cinema On Demand or film screenings held outside of Cinema 1, 2 or 3. 

4) One drink (glass of house red or white wine, bottle of beer or soft drink) per ticket.

5) Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

6) Non-transferable and has no equivalent cash value.

7) Valid from Thu 1 Jul 2021 until Fri 27 August 2021 . 

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